Celtic fans should be worried about the future of Jeremie Frimpong at the club as rumours continue to crop up surrounding the 19-year-old.
Jeremie Frimpong has been an absolute revelation for Celtic since joining the Hoops from Manchester City last season. When he signed, nobody would have expected him to be a part of the first-team picture. But it is safe to say that he is pretty much the first-choice right-back or right wingback at the club right now. That is some feat for someone who is still a teenager.
Obviously, his incredible development and performances have managed to catch the eyes of clubs around Europe. And as reported by The Scottish Sun, one of those is Southampton.
His contract at the club runs out in the summer of 2023 so they won’t be any hurry. But the report states that they have already started negotiations over a new deal in order to tie him down for an even longer period. The Dutchman is yet to put pen to paper though.
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Recently, there have been some criticism about Frimpong’s performances. While he remains a force going forward, the defensive side of his game has always raised a few questions. And his final ball in the attacking third also leaves a lot to be desired.
So, while the 19-year-old has all the tools required to be a premier fullback, he does need to improve in these two aspects of his game if he wants to reach that level. That does not mean that Celtic should even think about letting him go though.
Still a teenager, he has all the time in the world to develop and improve. It would be wrong to expect him to be the finished article at his age. Give him the time that he needs to reach his full potential and we are pretty sure that he will a first-team star for years to come if the club can keep hold of him.